June-July 2017 issue

Celebrating 10 years of Southern Cross University 10km Run at Gold Coast Marathon

John Mapatano a poster boy for the courage of local refugees

Student’s Hoodie Day design worn nationwide

When Ella Gillespie pulled on a hoodie for AIME’s national Hoodie Day on July 7, it was a proud moment. Ella and thousands of Australians around the country were wearing her design ‘Travelling Whales’. The artwork by Ella, a Year 9 student at Evans River K-12 School and a mentee in the AIME (Australian Indigenous […]

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Census shows increase in children with disability, but even more are still uncounted

Dr Sally Robinson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University. In this article, Dr Robinson and colleague Professor Karen Fisher from UNSW uncover the impact of disability data not counted in the 2016 Census. Karen R Fisher, UNSW and Sally Robinson, Southern Cross University The […]

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Impact of the colony’s first residential boarding school on Aboriginal children

Two hundred years ago, Rosemary Norman-Hill’s great-great-great grandmother Kitty was forced to abandon her Aboriginal way of life and live in the colony’s first residential boarding school, the Parramatta Native Institution Old records show Kitty was one of the first Aboriginal children to be removed from their parents under forced assimilation orders. A Doctor of […]

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Hot off the press: dream of printed student magazine realised

Hot off the press in time for Orientation and Session 2 is the latest edition of SCUSM, the Southern Cross University Student Magazine. And no one is more chuffed than its editor Karlyn Major. The printed magazine is the digital media and communications student’s brainchild and Karlyn said she’s buoyed by the response from students. […]

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Silent beauty of the lone dancer on Library video wall

The silent dancer mesmerises with her silent, free-flowing performance; her movements projected six-metres high across 16 screens on the Discovery Wall at the Southern Cross University Learning Centre. Who is she? And what music is she dancing to? ‘The Dancer’ is a collaboration between dancer Jacinta Durney and cinematographer/editor Ian Slade. The project came from […]

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By keeping it local, Lismore City Council helps students on path to employment

Lismore City Council has long been committed to ensuring successful tenderers have a focus on local content, and that includes giving local young people better opportunities for future employment. Michael Sky, 23, a third-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering student at Southern Cross University, is currently completing a six-week work placement at the […]

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Students Suit Up for a day on campus

Students from across the Gold Coast and Northern NSW regions donned their best school jerseys for the second annual Suit Up Careers Day at Southern Cross University. More than 100 secondary students, their teachers and careers advisors attended Suit Up to find out more about studying for careers in business, IT, tourism and law. Students […]

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Enjoy a whale tale at Aquarium’s new educational experience

As the weather cools down, the whale watching season is heating up, making it the ideal time to learn more about these magnificent creatures at the Solitary Islands Aquarium. The world-class research aquarium was recently named one of Coffs Harbour’s best attractions on TripAdvisor, based on consistently great reviews, feedback and recognition. Engagement Activities Manager […]

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Postgrad Corner: Michael Bryant

How much do you trust your phone? More specifically, how much do you trust the apps on your phone? With most apps comes lengthy terms and conditions that include the ability to track our every move, so it’s a wonder many of us tap ‘agree’ without a second thought. Southern Cross University researcher Michael Bryant […]

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In Print: books by our academics

Contemporary School Playground Strategies for Healthy Students By Brendon Hyndman, published by Springer This book is a research guide for implementing contemporary playground strategies to promote active, healthy students in both primary and secondary school settings. A number of school playground strategies have succeeded in reducing the decline in students’ activity levels by introducing equipment […]

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Postcard to home: Micael Baguio

Micael Baguio from the Philippines is one of nine Southern Cross University students to be chosen for the Gold Coast’s prestigious team of Mayor’s Student Ambassadors alongside 30 other international and domestic students from the city. The students went through a rigorous selection process to be named ambassadors and were inducted in a ceremony with Gold Coast Mayor […]

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Meet the staff: Brendon Hyndman

Dr Brendon Hyndman is an academic in Health & Physical Education (PDHPE) within the School of Education at Southern Cross University. His research has been focused on schools as a crucial setting to develop students’ physical activity participation, health and overall wellbeing. He has recently published his first full-length book ‘Contemporary School Playground Strategies for Healthy […]

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